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Garlic helps lowers blood sugar in Diabetes patients

Garlic helps lowers blood sugar in Diabetes patients

With over 400 chemical components, garlic health benefits seem endless; researchers have established that garlic is effective in preventing and treating a stupendous multitude of maladies. Garlic helps lower blood sugar and may be used (under a doctor’s supervision) by people with diabetes in addition to their regular regime of insulin and special diets. Researchers have found that certain compounds in garlic such as allicin, allyl propyl

Guava or Psidium guajava and its Health Benefits

Guava or Psidium guajava and its Health Benefits

A study on Indian fruits, including Himalayan apples and pomegranates, bananas from the south, grapes from Maharashtra, found the guava, exotic in Europe but a poor man's fruit in India, to be the ultimate superfood with the highest concentration of antioxidants which protects against cell damage which ages skin and can cause cancer. Next after the guava, was the Indian plum, grown in orchards established by British planters in the

IGNOU to encourage traditional healers with ‘Gram Vaidya’ award

IGNOU to encourage traditional healers with ‘Gram Vaidya’ award

In a bid to preserve and document knowledge in traditional medicine, the Indira Gandhi National Open University has decided to honour healers with 'gram vaidya' award. In a recent study Traditional medicine practitioners with over 25 years of experience quizzed healers in rural areas of Vellore and recommended names to the university. The project is aimed at helping the department of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH)

Only the right Centella asiatica proves effective

Only the right Centella asiatica proves effective

At times ‘Medhya Rasayana’ used as brain tonic in Ayurveda or Dermaxime face creams or the ‘Vallari lehyam’ used in Siddha had little effect , while for others it was every effective? Well, it could all boil down to the variety of centella, a herb with a creeping stem used in the preparation, a team of scientists from the Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (TBGRI) at Palode, near here,

India to assist Sri Lanka in promoting Siddha Medicine

India to assist Sri Lanka in promoting Siddha Medicine

India government has handed over a host of equipment to the Siddha faculty of the Eastern University here as part of its efforts to assist Sri Lanka in promoting traditional medicine forms. Sri Lanka has a long history and tradition in practicing Ayurveda and Siddha medicine. The Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Ashok K. Kantha, who handed over the assistance here, said that the Eastern Province had been receiving

Curry leaf or Murraya koenigii – Medicinal Importance

Curry leaf or Murraya koenigii – Medicinal Importance

Curry leaf has many medicinal properties. It stimulates digestive enzymes and helps break down food more easily. Have a glass of buttermilk mixed with a little hing (asafoetida) with a few curry leaves thrown after meal for good digestion. A good remedy for nausea and indigestion. Extract juice of curry leaves, squeeze a lime and add a pinch of sugar. Chew a few leaves every day to lose weight Curry leaves

Gujarat Government planning to tap the Traditional knowledge

Gujarat Government planning to tap the Traditional knowledge

The Gujarat government is now set to tap the traditional knowledge of tribal healers of this hill station to promote health tourism. In Saputara, known as the 'abode of serpents', in Gujarat's Dang district, the traditional healers are mainly from the Bhil tribe. They are known far and wide for their effective snake bite cures. The picturesque hill station is also home to a large array of medicinal herbs. "Around

MGR Medical University agrees the demands of Siddha Medicos

MGR Medical University agrees the demands of Siddha Medicos

Indian Medicine Students will be allowed to study modern medicine and surgery, health minister V S Vijay has said. The minister, who is also the pro-chancellor of the Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University, said that the university's decision to scrap allopathic contents from ayurveda, siddha and unani courses would be withdrawn. The decision was made after the minister held a meeting with senior health department and university officials, practitioners

“Thulir – 1” An Interactive Siddha seminar – “A new Begining”

“Thulir – 1” An Interactive Siddha seminar – “A new Begining”

THULIR - 1, An interactive Siddha Seminar initiated by THARU (Siddha Maruthuva Payilagam) is expected to be conducted on 17th September 2011 at WUSC, Egmore, Chennai from 9:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M. The programme is to be organised by Sai Foundations with a registration fees of Rs 200 for Under Graduates and Rs 300 for Post Graduates before 31st August 2011. The Seminar will be conducted by five Siddha Experts

Gold price hike effects patients taking Traditional Medicines

Gold price hike effects patients taking Traditional Medicines

According to Doctors the prices of Gold based medicines will rise at least by 20% due to the increase in gold prices. Dr B Muthukumar, member, Tamil Nadu Central Council of Indian Medicine, said, "The usage of gold- based drugs is minimal. Only about 2% of patients use it.'' Gold-based drugs are used only after traditional herbal drugs fail. "Gold-based drugs have a shelf life of 100 years. Gold is